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New Windows 7 install on SSD needs tweaking

How do I obtain or find the necessary files/drivers etc. to make the new O/S connect to the internet (and generally play nice from day one)? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Feb 10, 2014 - 12 answers

Help get my head in the cloud

My company has about 40 employees and five Windows based in-house servers. About half our staff work remotely (using a terminal server) and we have redundant Internet connections. Over the years we have built up a decent data center involving battery backup and tape archival. As I look to the 2014 budget, which would involve upgrading two servers, I have been asked if we should go to the cloud. I'm honestly finding it hard to evaluate this and hope some others may be able to help me improve my pro/con listing. Extra credit for suggestions to evaluate the costs. [more inside]
posted by dgran on Oct 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Router noob in need of help

Help me make my wireless router work with my XP PC [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Software to monitor network activity AND which program is active?

I am looking for some software (cheap, free) that will tell me which program is currently accessing the net AND how much traffic is being transferred. [more inside]
posted by gnossos on May 22, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I stream live television to 50-100 computers?

What is an inexpensive hardware and software configuration that would allow someone to stream a handful of channels of live TV to 50-100 computers, accessing these on demand? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Apr 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Laser printer won't share itself

Are some laser printers wholly resistant to sharing? [more inside]
posted by dance on Oct 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Adding laptops to a Windows 2008 domain

What is the best practice for setting up Windows laptops inside and outside of a domain? [more inside]
posted by chairish on Oct 13, 2012 - 0 answers

2 networks, 1 PC

I'd like to select which network interface is used for Internet access on a per-application basis. How do I do this on 64bit Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Aug 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me set up a media server for my home.

Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Feb 6, 2012 - 7 answers

The Internet is a series of tubes, right?

IT Manager Interview help! Crash course resources and interview tips wanted. [more inside]
posted by j03 on Jan 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me Delete, like I've never deleted before...

Need help from Sys Admins. You've never steered me wrong here... :) Need to know how to automatically have old data be deleted from Windows Server 2008, as well as have certain file types be automatically killed....Please see explanation... [more inside]
posted by stevyb on Aug 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Windows 7 home server hardware recs

Looking to build a Intel Sandy Bridge Windows 7 machine that will primarily function as a centralized repository for mp3s, movies, and photos. Anyone have any hardware recommendations? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Comprehensive Home Network Setup

I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Time to ditch the workgroup and take it up a notch?

Need input on upgrading from a hodgepodge workgroup-based small office network to something more centrally-managed. [more inside]
posted by xedrik on Apr 1, 2011 - 7 answers

How to connect PC to a Mac?

Need to connect a Windows 7 PC to a Mac. Am stuck at certain point, where there is probably a simple answer. Help me through the embarrassment before I toss both in the trash and become a hermit. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me like my mac again

Wireless works well running Windows, but spotty running OS X. Why? [more inside]
posted by ke rose ne on Sep 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Restrict windows fileshare by IP or hostname?

Is it possible with Windows server in a domain setting to restrict file shares by IP of the clients? [more inside]
posted by splice on Jul 19, 2010 - 23 answers

Why does my Windows partition hate the Internet?

The Windows partition of my PC is no longer able to connect to my home network. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Electric Dragon on May 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Difference between anti-spyware and anti-virus?

What are the main differences between anti-spyware and anti-virus? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Apr 12, 2010 - 6 answers

TCP port switcheroo

I would like to forward a local port to another local port...in effect, disguising one port for another. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by AltReality on Sep 24, 2009 - 16 answers

A network between two adjacent buildings

I need advice on the best and least expensive way to have a network between two adjacent buildings. [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Sep 9, 2009 - 16 answers

How to "lock down" Windows on a home PC

I've been wondering if it is possible to apply the same solution to the never-ending problem of Windows corruption (and the resulting degraded performance) that data centers use. As I understand it, Windows is booted over the network, so what happens to the local hard drive does not matter. Is there a way of doing the same thing to a home PC? Can you make a hard drive "read-only" after putting a bootable Windows image on it, and then use a seperate hard drive for data storage? I really detest the solution that MS sponsors (virus protection/firewall software) because it is just another thing that you have to buy which supports it's business partners. Any other ideas?
posted by ackptui on Jul 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Networking Mac and Windows via ethernet

Please help me troubleshoot my (cross-platform) home network. Networking already works via wi-fi, but not via ethernet cable. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Jun 7, 2009 - 10 answers

OSX can't see my XP drive

Suddenly my Mac can't see my Windows PC, and I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

During reboots Win 2000 desktop box is not visible on network unless I log into it

I have a few Windows 2000 desktop boxes on my home network. One of them has been having a problem for sometime where after it reboots, I need to log into the box for it to be visible on the network. Otherwise pings from other machines keep failing. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Dec 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Users cannot connect on Windows Server 2003

I've been asked to look at a network that runs three machines (XP) which apparently stopped working: Users cannot connect to the server (Windows Server 2003) due to some connection error. [more inside]
posted by panboi on Nov 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Windows XP, XP64, Vista, and Linux machines refuse to play nicely together.

Windows XP, XP64, Vista, and Linux machines refuse to play nicely together - Why can't I get them to ping each other? I am trying to hook up a mixed network for file/print sharing, network gaming and the like, but I seem to be having basic IP issues and I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out the problem! [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel on Nov 5, 2008 - 14 answers

Add leaves and fruit, but don't cut the branches

On a Windows share with a complex file tree, is there any way to lock down the tree so that folders can be added by all, but the directory structure itself can't be changed? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Oct 13, 2008 - 2 answers

How do I enable simple file sharing on Server 2008 and stop my network from crashing?

How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files. Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Aug 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me learn to be the sysadmin I need to be!

What do I need to know and how should I learn it? I am the "IT" guy at my company, a small supplier of building materials, with an office staff of about 10, and a warehouse crew of about the same. Problem is I'm underqualified. [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Jun 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Windows won't serve to Mac

Problem: OSX to Windows direct-wired ethernet connection works, but the Mac can't see the shared PC drives. The PC and the Mac are both normally on wifi but the Mac's Airport is turned off now. Both machines have manual addresses set on their ethernet NICs, with direct CAT5 cable between the two; PC = 10.0.0.1/255.255.255.0; Mac=10.0.0.2/255.255.255.0. (The cable isn't a crossover, because OSX now manages that.) Ping works in both directions (i.e. from either machine to the other.) [more inside]
posted by airplain on Apr 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Windows Vista is laughing at me...

Server/network/IT-Filter? Windows Vista keeps, or more specifically explorer.exe drops my network transfers, how can I fix this or what is the best Explorer replacement? Also, how can I make Windows Server 2008 more useful on the small scale (more inside of course) ... [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Apr 17, 2008 - 4 answers

How to save time with auto-configuration for laptops?

How can I reduce the hassle of reconfiguring multiple applications in my Windows laptop when switching between networks (home, office, VPN, hotel, ...) ? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Mar 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Is DSL fast enough to play WOW?

My son is having terrible problems playing WOW. He gets framerates of about 1-2fps, which is ridiculous. Help me diagnose the problem. [more inside]
posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA on Mar 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Possible uses for idle XP box

What are some things I could do with an old XP box? [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui on Oct 29, 2007 - 14 answers

What was that password again?

In Windows XP, is there a way to see the password that is stored in the system to log into a wireless network? [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Oct 24, 2007 - 6 answers

Printing to a Windows printer from a Macbook on the netowrk?

I'm trying to set up my Macbook running OS X 10.4.10 to use a printer that's connected to my Windows XP Home machine over my home network and my inner geek is failing miserably. How can I get this working? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Sep 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Wireless tangles

Simple network rebuilding: what's the best way out of a wireless network muddle? [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Sep 23, 2007 - 6 answers

How to password protect and page count a printer

Network a printer and password protect and page count the prints. [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Aug 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Oh, please help Me(fi)!

So I thought I knew computers... but this network is killing me. I can connect, full strength, etc. But I can't actually connect to the internet. My IP is 192.168.10.32. Using an 850G (motorola) WAP, Cox SurfBoard modem. Other computers (this one, which is 192.168.10.28, connect fine, it seems. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Disordered HTML packets?

What is wrong with our Windows 2003 webserver? The web pages it serves are usually (but not always) missing some of the HTML when viewed on other machines, playing havoc with the layout. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by jarsyl on Jul 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Fix my WiFi

Suddenly, my laptop and wireless network aren't playing well together. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Jun 13, 2007 - 6 answers

NetworkAdminFilter: Goodbye NetWare - Hello MS and Associates

We are migrating from NetWare to Microsoft for our Network Operating System. We currently use ZenWorks for Desktop and Servers. We use the full set of tools for application deployment, remote control, imagining, server management, policy automation...basically the whole gambit. What do you recommend for replacement? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jun 11, 2007 - 3 answers

Performance issues when sharing digital media between computers at home

Help me troubleshoot performance issues with digital media sharing between two computers. [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Networking computer help for a amateur turned vaguelly professional tinkerer

Help me to fix/setup/keep running a network of 4 computers the easy way. [more inside]
posted by djstig on Jun 3, 2007 - 4 answers

How do I share files and folders over a home network?

I have a small network consisting of a couple of PC's and a router/firewall/ADSL modem. On one PC, files that are placed in a folder which is shared with everyone else aren't accessible by everyone else. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on May 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Anyone with a good handle on getting a Vista client to play nice with a Win 2k server?

Anyone have any Windows networking experiance? I'm in need! [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Apr 4, 2007 - 10 answers

How to get my old copy of XP to work on a new Mac?

When I buy my new 24" imac, should I keep my PC and use it as a server, buy a hard drive enclosure, or just scrap my old PC? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Mar 13, 2007 - 12 answers

Domain controller issues.....

What is that windows command line command for finding out which domain controller your particular Windows XP workstation authenticated too? [more inside]
posted by stevyb on Jan 12, 2007 - 3 answers

Domain restructuring on TOP of organizational restructuring...ARGH.

Windows SysAdmin question: I need to add a global security group to the local admin group on machines in multiple OUs. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Richat on Dec 8, 2006 - 6 answers

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